Malian NGO launches book on dangers of female genital mutilation

Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Determined to sensitize the people on the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM), Malian NGO, "Aid for the Development of Traditional Medicine" (Aidemet), has launched a book here advocating a change of approach in the fight against excision.

The book, entitled "The fight against female genital mutilations, experiences and reflections", aims to support the advocacy actions against the practice.

It presents a synthesis of the activities against the practice, conducted by the NGO in Kadiolo (Southern Mali).

According to an official of the NGO, Prof. Rokia Sanogo, FGM had created psychological problems for millions of women.

"It is important to know that FGM is a major problem for women during child birth," Sanogo said.

The NGO "Aidemet" is engaged in the promotion of collaboration between traditional medicine and modern medicine.

The book was published with the technical and financial support from the Directorate of Development and Cooperation of the Swiss Confederation in Mali.
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25 march 2011 15:55:51

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